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It has a nice board design, with a 2D and 3D viewing option. To make sure that single checkers aka 'blots' don't become vulnerable to being hit, a player can try and 'make a point' by using his roll.

Racist and abusive players will not be tolerated. However, there are many local and informal variations so please have a read if you've never played either online or at a national tournament.